The CIA have reacted angrily to the latest WikiLeaks dump claiming to is a threat
It comes after WikiLeaks boasted on Twitter that the hacking organisation had only released “one per cent” of their information stockpile.
Dean Boyd, CIA Director of Public Affairs, said in a statement: “The American public should be deeply troubled by any Wikileaks disclosure designed to damage the Intelligence Community’s ability to protect America against terrorists and other adversaries.
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“Such disclosures not only jeopardise US personnel and operations, but also equip our adversaries with told and information to do us harm.”
Wikileaks promised more leaks will be coming following the recent release of documents, mysteriously know as Vault 7, which is the “largest intelligence publication in history.”
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A recent tweet declared: “WikiLeaks has released less than 1% of its #Vault7 series in its part one publication yesterday 'Year Zero’.”
The first part of the series, dubbed “Year Zero”, compromises of 8,761 documents which have been made available to download and decrypt.
The information contained within Year Zero was reportedly leaked from the CIA’s Centre for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virginia.
In a press release on Tuesday Wikileaks said: “Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking arsenal including malware, viruses, trojans, weaponised "zero day" exploits, malware remote control systems and associated documentation.
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“This extraordinary collection, which amounts to more than several hundred million lines of code, gives its possessor the entire hacking capacity of the CIA.”
It added that the products included Apple's iPhone, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows and even Samsung TVs, "which are turned into covert microphones.”
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In a statement, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said: "There is an extreme proliferation risk in the development of cyber 'weapons'.
“Comparisons can be drawn between the uncontrolled proliferation of such 'weapons', which results from the inability to contain them combined with their high market value, and the global arms trade.
“But the significance of ‘Year Zero’ goes well beyond the choice between cyberwar and cyberpeace. The disclosure is also exceptional from a political, legal and forensic perspective."